Local architect Rand Elliott celebrates first book

Exerpts from <em>Word Paintings</em>, which author Rand Elliott will sign Dec. 13 at Full Circle Bookstore. (Provided)

Exerpts from Word Paintings, which author Rand Elliott will sign Dec. 13 at Full Circle Bookstore. (Provided)

Rand Elliott, the principal and founder of Elliott + Associates Architects, has won awards at every possible level in his field. This year, he’ll release his first book, and it is a project that has been on his mind since he was 16 years old.

“I started writing poetry when I was 16,” Elliott said. “I have always had a curiosity about words, about how they go together.”

His book, Word Paintings, published by ORO Editions, an award-winning, international publisher specializing in art and architecture. The project is a collection of Elliott’s poetry and pictures of his projects. Poems and photos are on facing pages so the reader can see the “architectural portrait” that emerged from Elliott’s “word painting.”

“Before I even make a line in the design of a building, I attempt to describe the spirit or personality of a project or place,” Elliott said. “The word paintings help bring those words forward.”

This analysis of creative process is what generated the idea for the book.

Read more in an upcoming edition of Oklahoma Gazette.

Rand Elliott book signing

3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Full Circle Bookstore

1900 NW Expressway

(northeast corner of 50 Penn Place)




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